At last an Elvis hit with some vim – “Return To Sender” isn’t necessarily a better song than his other ’62 singles but his approach to it is spot on. He’s much more aggressive than usual, the staccato attacks on line endings (“Add-ress un-KNOWN”; “A lover’s SPAT!”) reflecting the frustration of the postal shut-out scenario. It’s an absurd scenario too, so the snarling Elvis is backed up by a breezy band performance, all brisk steps and cartoon honkings.

Score: 6

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